“The Three Stooges” is a ride back to the 1930s, when slapstick comedy was thriving in film and an experience for the whole family to enjoy.
For the average young adult not familiar with “The Three Stooges,” this film may be somewhat of a bore, with the exception of a cameo from the “Jersey Shore” cast. The film reaches out to the older crowd, those familiar with the original Three Stooges and to kids with the use of songs and clean humor.
By splitting the film into episodes, the film felt like watching the classic in color.
Moe, Larry and Curly’s new adaptations were excellent.
With their silly wardrobes and random hand gestures, there was no doubt in my mind that someone was going to get smacked with a hammer within a few minutes.
Although the movie did a great job recreating the characters, the overall plot was very weak. Sofia Vergara’s role as Lydia, the greedy wife who sought to kill her husband, was some of the worst acting I have seen.
It was clear her appearance in the movie was just a pretty face to help the plot move along.
Another big flaw to the movie were the sappy moments. Personally, I do not care for any form of dramatic tearjerker scenes in a film that can do without them.
With the exception of one main group from the movie, every other character was pointless.
That main group was the orphanage ran by nuns.
The orphanage gave viewers a humorous background on the stooges.
From the day they arrived, to until their adulthood, the stooges were shown as troublemakers that were inseparable.
The new adaptation of “The Three Stooges” was an experience for children, those who used to follow the original, and those wanting to go back in time to feel what it was like to watch the comedy in its prime.
Although I did enjoy watching it, I would not spend money on a movie ticket for this movie. “The Three Stooges” should have been a straight-to-DVD release or a cable TV movie.